AMANDA SHAW & THE CUTE GUYS

Sunday August 26th - 8:00pm

“With her amazing chops, good looks, and surprisingly mature vocal style, Shaw is on the brink of a brilliant career at an age when most girls are only interested in cute guys of another kind.”  -- J. Rovi, CMT (Country Music Television)

When we saw this blazing red-haired singer/fiddler and her equally red hot band at the New Orleans French Quarter Fest this spring, we knew we had to get her up to Truro for our New Orleans Louisiana Fest this August.  And here she comes!  Amanda Shaw was a child prodigy, releasing her first record in 2001 at the age of 11. Today, ten years later, she is just 21 but has an amazing wealth of experience and savvy, having toured extensively and is now starting to headline at festivals throughout the country.  Shaw's a classically trained violinist who decided to play traditional Cajun dance music shortly after her debut performance with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. In the years since she started playing with the Cute Guys she's become a fixture at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Her third CD, I'm Not a Bubblegum Pop Princess, has sold enough copies to remain on the Festival's Top Ten list since 2003. Her eclectic taste -- the band plays traditional Cajun dance music, rock, country, and funk-flavored R&B -- has made her a favorite in her hometown and won her guest spots on The Rosie O'Donnell Show, Emeril Live, and Univision's Sabado Gigante.  She cannot be pigeon-holed into only Cajun music as she has found ways to cross over her signature sound with all the gumbo that is the New Orleans music scene.

Come to the tent August 26 and see one of the stars of today’s Lousiana’s music.  And get ready to dance under the colored lights of our huge dance floor!

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